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‘Oklahoma!’ to be presented by Town & Gown Players

More than two dozen UGA faculty, staff, students and alumni will have roles to play-some on stage, others behind the scenes-in the Town & Gown Players’ production of Oklahoma!. The play will be performed April 4-5 and 10-12 at 8 p.m. and April 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. at the Athens Community Theatre.

Tickets are $18, $15 for students, seniors and members. Tickets can be purchased by calling 706-548-3854 or online at

Oklahoma!, a family-friendly musical set in western Native American territory at the turn of the 20th century, centers on the love story between Curly and Laurey. Town & Gown will revitalize this classic of musical theater with a fresh orchestration featuring an acoustic flavor.

Among those in the production with a UGA connection are Josh Darnell, a 2004 graduate of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication who works in the international affairs department and who also is a doctoral candidate in international relations; Amy Miller, a 1993 graduate of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and current staff member at the Georgia Museum of Art; Mitch Clayton, a 2000 Grady College graduate and the open records manager in the Public Affairs Division; Don R. Smith, a 1978 UGA alumnus; Rebekah Lee, a 2013 graduate of the Franklin College and the Odum School of Ecology who now works as a lab assistant in the ecology school; and Katie Chapman, a lecturer in the Franklin College’s Germanic and Slavic studies department.

Oklahoma! is directed by G. Derek Adams, with musical direction by Jonathan Sparks, both of whom have been involved in many Town & Gown productions over the years.

Athens Community Theatre, home of the Town & Gown Players, is located at 115 Grady Ave.

For more information, call 706-548-3854 or go online to